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Erik Ainge
QB #3
Height:
6-5
Weight:
221
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
3

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ Made Jets roster in 2008 as the fourth quarterback behind Brett Favre, Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff… Declared inactive for the first seven games before he was placed on injured reserve, 10/29/08.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

◊ 4/27/08, NYJ, D5 (162)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ Made Jets roster in 2008 as the fourth quarterback behind Brett Favre, Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff… Declared inactive for the first seven games before he was placed on injured reserve, 10/29/08.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

◊ 4/27/08, NYJ, D5 (162)

BEFORE THE NFL

◊ Finished 733-of-1210 (60.6 percent) for 8,700 yards, 72 touchdowns and 35 interceptions in 46 games (35 starts) in four seasons at Tennessee…Also rushed for one touchdown.

◊ As a senior, was 325-of-519 (62.6 percent), for 3,522 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in earning Draddy Award semifinal status and All-SEC honorable mention.

◊ As a junior, was 233-of-348 passes (66.3%) for 2,989 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions…Academic All-SEC choice in each of his first three seasons and was a semifinalist for the Manning and O’Brien Awards.

◊ Started five games his sophomore year, throwing for 737 yards on 66-of-145 tosses (45.5%) with five touchdowns and seven interceptions.

◊ Played in nine games, starting six as a true freshman … Finished completing 109-of-198 passes (55.1%) for 1,452 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions… Second-team Freshman All-American and Offensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News as well as Freshman All-SEC.

◊ Earned 2003 Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year honors at Glencoe HS near Portland and was named to the Prep Star All-American squad.

◊ Led the state as a senior in passing yards, completions and touchdowns, as he threw for 3,078 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

OFF THE FIELD

◊ Political Science major at Tennessee.

◊ Father, Doug, played basketball at BYU, and is a college basketball coach at Linfield College.

◊ Uncle, Danny Ainge, who also played basketball at BYU, is the GM of the Boston Celtics…Danny played major league baseball and played and coached in the NBA… Ainge’s cousin, Austin, Danny’s son, also played basketball at BYU.

◊ Grandfather, Don Ainge, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox.

◊ Garnered Street & Smith’s All-American preseason honorable mention as a basketball guard at Glencoe HS… averaged 16.4 ppg as a junior.

◊ Also lettered in baseball during his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

◊ Attended Project Hope 5/24/08 at Times Square Church, Manhattan to greet and support U.S. military members and underprivileged youth.

◊ Participated in Taste of the NFL, 5/22/08, in order to raise money for the ShopRite Partners in Caring Fund, dedicated to fighting hunger throughout the New York metropolitan area.

◊ Visited Mercy First Hospital, 5/18/08, in order to provide support and encouragement for local patients.

◊ Stayed with Kellen Clemens on his recruiting trip to Oregon before opting to attend Tennessee.

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